Re: What's amusing me today Reply #4995 – December 07, 2017, 08:52:04 am Quote from: BrettWilliams on December 07, 2017, 06:51:24 am The ability to do that effectively is lessening all the time with every round of job cuts. That's not a good thing, regardless of whether you support, or read, your local rag.It's a disaster for local politics and will ultimately give free rein to those who don't wish to be accountable. My first job was as a cub reporter on the Northampton Chronicle & Echo. We produced three editions a day through a full time staff of around 20 journalists plus photographers and subs. Our team included an ex-Fleet St hack who was industrial correspondent and a good younger writer whose sole job was to report on council business. Today, I think it's a weekly paper with a pretty poor online presence and little if any journalistic integrity. The losers in all this are ordinary local people who no longer have a champion or a voice.